HC Deb 02 August 1939 vol 350 c2361
35. Mr. York

asked the Minister of Transport when work will commence on the road and bridge widening scheme at Boroughbridge, on the Great North Road?

Captain Wallace

The scheme for the construction of two bridges over Mil by Cut and the construction of a roundabout at the junction of the Great North Road and the Northallerton Road has reached an advanced stage. Negotiations with the railway company are proceeding and the necessary land is being acquired, but I am not at present in a position to say when the work will be begun. Details of a scheme for improving the bridge over the River Ure at Boroughbridge are being prepared.

Mr. York

While thanking my right hon. and gallant Friend for his reply, may I ask whether he is aware that a very serious fatal accident occurred on that bridge about three weeks ago, and whether there is any other bridge on the Great North Road which has no footpath?

Captain Wallace

I am afraid I should require notice of that question.